“Chris’s knowledge and keen insights into economic, fiscal, and government reform policy will be tremendous assets to my leadership team in crafting creative solutions to the challenges facing the state,” Rainwater said.
Biography of Christopher Gillott
Chris Gillott most recently served as policy advisor to Governor Bobby Jindal on fiscal and economic development related issues. Within this capacity, Mr. Gillott advanced economic policy initiatives for the Governor, such as elimination of unorthodox business taxes on capital investment, debt, and utilities, along with a variety of budget reform initiatives streamlining government operations.
Mr. Gillott has more than 10 years of public policy experience, and previously served as Jindal’s congressional legislative director in Washington, DC, where he was Jindal’s principle policy advisor on economic and infrastructure development, post-hurricane recovery, national security and a variety of other legislative issues in Congress. Mr. Gillott played an instrumental role in directing the appropriations process and developing legislation signed into law in the areas of tax policy, port security, emergency preparedness and response, and disaster assistance.
Mr. Gillott formerly served as a legislative aide to U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison managing tax, budget and banking issues for the senator, and spent two years developing marketing and revenue strategies at The Heritage Foundation, a public policy think tank in Washington, DC. Mr. Gillott earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the Pennsylvania State University, and is currently an MBA candidate at Columbia University.
(press release from Div. of Administration)